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With sports cars, hit reset (often) for success

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 26
Sporty cars won't live past one generation if car companies don't keep them fresh with new models and features. Constant investment or a slow, agonizing death. ...

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 seen in Detroit

UPDATED: 5/26/15 11:52 am ET - adds details
A 2016 preproduction Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 showed up Saturday at a Cars And Coffee event in suburban Detroit. ...

A new golden age for high performance

11:30 am U.S. ET | May 19
Forget the 1960s. Now is the golden age of performance. ...

Ford design boss: GT supercar's interior is a head-turner, too

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18
The Ford GT's dramatic exterior styling has grabbed attention but, as Ford global design chief Moray Callum points out, some cool stuff is happening inside the car, too. ...

Revamped Camaro gains power, agility to battle Mustang

1:00 pm U.S. ET | May 17
Chevrolet arranged for journalists to test drive V-6 models of the redesigned 2016 Camaro back to back with V-6 versions of the 2015 car around the same race track that w ...

Camaro vs. Mustang: Who has the edge?

5:00 pm U.S. ET | May 16
The Chevrolet Camaro-Ford Mustang rivalry and U.S. sales battle is about to heat up again. ...

IndyCars test Honda, Chevy engineers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16
The Chevrolets and Hondas that millions of Americans drive have at least one thing in common with the high-revving, single-seat open-wheeled cars that will be zipping aro ...

2016 Ford Mustang revives California Special package, classic design touches

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 12
Ford is reaching back into the Mustang's rich history to keep the reborn pony car fresh heading into the 2016 model year. ...

Scion to announce 3rd new vehicle this fall, sources say

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11
Scion is gearing up for a rebound with two new vehicles, the iA sedan and iM hatchback, both shown last month at the New York auto show. ...

Marchionne is so right and so wrong about consolidation

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6
Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne is absolutely right in his call for industry consolidation. But he is absolutely wrong about what needs consolidating. ...

Marchionne is so right and so wrong about consolidation

11:30 am U.S. ET | May 5
Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne is absolutely right in his call for industry consolidation. But he is absolutely wrong about what needs consolidating. ...

Scion FR-S gets light refresh for 2016

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 5
Toyota is giving the rear-wheel-drive Scion FR-S a light refresh for the 2016 model year. The interior gets most of the attention, with silver trim accents and a new stan ...

Caddy wants unique team, unique powertrains

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4
Dave Leone, Cadillac's chief engineer, says he wants to differentiate Cadillac powertrains in terms of power, refinement and sound. ...

2016 Chevy Volt gets a $1,115 price cut

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 3
Chevrolet is dropping the price of the redesigned Chevrolet Volt by $1,115. When it arrives this fall, the 2016 Volt will carry a sticker price of $33,995. ...

Cadillac seeks unique engineering team, powertrains

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2
Cadillac's chief engineer hopes to differentiate the brand's powertrains in terms of power, refinement and sounds. ...

Crossovers propel Nissan Motor to April record

UPDATED: 5/1/15 12:41 pm ET - adds details
Nissan Motor Corp. rode its freshened lineup of Nissan and Infiniti utilities and crossovers to total U.S. sales of 109,848 vehicles, an increase of 5.7 percent an April ...

The knock on higher octane

11:30 am U.S. ET | April 28
Higher octane fuel may be necessary to meet future fuel economy standards. Automakers want it but can’t publicly call for it. Refiners don’t want to make it. ...

With ATS-V, Cadillac aims to join the best in class from Germany

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 26
With the high-performance ATS-V, Cadillac has elevated its game, bringing GM's luxury marque, perhaps legitimately for the first time, into direct competition with the be ...

Higher octane fuel could add mpg, SAE panel says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25
In a world of higher octane gasoline -- in which 95 would replace 87 and become the new regular -- automakers could more easily and affordably meet stringent fuel economy ...

With 3-D printing, product development flies

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 21
3-D printers are dramatically cutting product development costs, allowing engineers and designers to get prototype parts in hours, not weeks. ...

Self-driving tech building blocks already in place

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20
Kathy Winter, Delphi's vice president of advanced engineering and software service, declined to predict when autonomous cars would be ready for the market. ...

Brembo thrives on growing performance market

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20
Brembo, the Italian brake manufacturer, is on a roll. The company's global 2014 revenue grew 15 percent to nearly $2.20 billion. But Brembo has plenty of challenges. ...

Self-driving building blocks already in place

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 14
It will largely be the work of software writers that determines the safety, performance and comfort of autonomous cars. ...

Left for dead, British industry booms again

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13
Ten years ago this month, MG Rover went bankrupt -- and appeared to symbolize the end of the once proud British auto industry. ...

Cramped quarters teach valuable lessons

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13
When Hodges Subaru moves to a much larger building on Detroit's famed Woodward Avenue, it will take with it many lessons learned during the years confined in a small spac ...
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Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz has a tough goal to meet: Raise the combined U.S. market share of Nissan and Infiniti from 8.4 percent to 10 percent by March of 2017.
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